zunger - Of those choices? Rum. Definitely.
naamah_darling - I'm very fond of griffins. They are cool and can be vicious. As for the other question. I think scene transitions vex me the most. I have "A" and I have "B" and "B" logically follows "A" but sometimes shifting from "A" to "B" is a lot harder than it should be.
cooperati - Saying I am one. It makes people curious about me. They always wonder if I have the powers of being one. Sadly, no.
ldragoon - I really have no idea. I suppose it was based on what they knew about the world and the universe at that point in time. It's kind of like they thought the world was flat. Based on what was known... it just made sense.